Designer Julie Liepold’s pastel living room design was ignited by two spectacular floral arrangements. Finding the best perspective and element placement for the massive coffee table took some experimentation. Anything placed centrally on the table became distracting, and blocked more distance items. Placing everything in a corner seemed odd at first, but it works.
Fein Construction is known for their period architectural interior designs as exemplified by the personal dining room of Mike Fein. Creating a sunlit look from the adjacent room, the wood ceiling trim and table elements really pop. Post processing of this photo was especially challenging. I produced several versions before settling on this one.
Hurricane Sandy wiped out the original Matoloking NJ beach house now replaced with the help of Kathy Cook’s colorful interior design. The semi-open layout required this 4-room perspective, featuring a curved room partition. The family dog awaited walk time eagerly.
Ampersand Interiors, a designer’s paradise in Upper Montclair NJ run by Polly Morozov, supplied design elements for Polly’s simple, fresh dining room. A golden pendant lamp echos sunrise as the wooden ceiling and cutting boards atop the fireplace mantel add to the outdoors appeal. Critical for this shot was to bring in the garden greenery just outside, adding openness to the small room.
Part of a holiday editorial photographed for Design NJ Magazine in the personal residence of interior designer Alyson Sugar. The combination of teardrop pendant lights and the upper wallpaper, not to mention the mauve wall color, created a spectacular look. Design NJ Magazine used the left side of the resulting photo for their Nov / Dec 2018 cover.
Photo Notes: Kathy Cook’s warm and cozy family room used earth tones and a deep blue couch to echo sea and sand. Add a roaring fire and a blast of daylight and voila!
A remarkably fresh space design in a single room “guest house” adjacent to the personal residence of designer Kathryn Cook. This vignette jumped out at me while shooting areas requested by Kathy and remains one of my favorite.
Parlor of historic Greystone Cottage, built in 1880 in Short Hills by architect William Halsey Wood. The smoked glass mirrors, crystal chandelier, and wingback chairs were cleverly paired with contemporary lamps and pottery. The checkerboard topped table begged for a chess set, which I was pleased to supply as a final touch.
Designer Polly Morozov has a flair for the contemporary. So much so, that she now runs a home furnishings shop in Upper Montclair, NJ. The only thing you can’t find there is the lap dog.
When Architectural Digest decided to run a feature on award winning designer Jessica Reilly, I was excited to accept the assignment. This vignette was a supplement to the primary shots, but I loved the way the sun sets off the design elements and textures.
Designer Risha Walden’s use of color and whimsy thankfully borders on riotous. This contemporary dining room displays a bright fresh approach which only needed a few equally bright pillows placed on the table camera-right. The ceiling lamp reminded me of sun against the sky blue walls.
Although the full dining room view was also appealing, packing geometrics into a tight vignette allowed me to show the elements in greater detail. The wallpaper pattern displayed the same shape as the hung mirror, whose color was the same as the chairs. Softening the geometrics and warming the overall look is a soft bouquet table decoration.
The dining room of the Greystone Cottage presented a grand overall shot which appeared in Essex Health and Life magazine, but this close-up spotlights the luxurious choices in chair coverings and place settings used by Julie Liepold in this treatment.
This composition packs a wide variety of elements: stone, wood, wicker, leather.. Pam’s whimsical pillows were a force to be reckoned with, but in the end work wonderfully well.
The bright mustard yellow chairs and brass take center stage in designer Sharon Draznin’s living room treatment. Key to this photo was encircling them with supportive design elements and a strong blue table piece for balance. I used soft light with highlights in the upper left and lower right areas to keep the frame full.
After a full day of shooting with Somfy’s chic motorized blinds in every conceivable position, I couldn’t wait to shoot this shot. Sunlight off the ocean was powerful, but I love working with direct light. A hint of the ocean can be seen through the window, though this beach house had full spectacular views.